Jane Krakowski Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Early Years And Education
Jane Krakowski was born 11th October 1968, to Ed and Barbara Krajkowski. She was born in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, in the United States. Her father is a chemical engineer, her mother works as a theater instructor for a college, and she is also an artistic director for the Women’s Theater Company. Jane Krakowski also has an older brother.
Krakowski learned ballet from the age of four but later changed to dancing for Broadway.
Krakowski studied at the Professional Children’s School in New York City, and then went on to Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
Due to her mother being so involved in the theater scene, it was quite natural that Jane Krakowski would grow up in the entertainment environment.
Krakowski works across the mediums of television, film, and the theater. Not only is she an actress, but she is a trained singer as well.
In 1983, Krakowski made her movie debut in National Lampoon’s Vacation. Krakowski followed this up in 1984 by landing a role in the soap opera, Search for Tomorrow. Krakowski was in the role until 1986 when the show finished.
Krakowski debuted on Broadway in 1987, in a production called Starlight Express. This was followed in 1989 with another Broadway production called Grand Hotel. Krakowski continued to appear in movies and made regular appearances on television over the next few years, but her next main role came in 1997 when Krakowski joined the cast of Ally McBeal. Krakowski was with the show until 2002, 110 episodes in total. In 2003, Krakowski starred in the Broadway production of Nine, and in 2005 Krakowski went to London to star in the West End production of Guys and Dolls.
Her next major television role was in the comedy series, 30 Rock. Krakowski landed the role in 2006, and was in 128 episodes, finishing in 2013. Krakowski was awarded a role in the television series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which is broadcast on Netflix. Krakowski is still in the role at the time of writing.
With her theater, Krakowski has been in 11 productions. Six of them were Broadway productions, including Company (1995) and Once Upon a Mattress (1996).
Between 1983 and 2018, Krakowski has been in 23 movies, including, Fatal Attraction (1987), Alfie (2004), and Pixels (2015).
Her television appearances from 1983 to 2018 include shows such as Another World (1989), Law & Order (2004), and Difficult People (2017). Krakowski has appeared in 33 different series.
Krakowski has also recorded in the studio. She released a solo album in 2010 called Laziest Gal in Town. Krakowski has also been on at least ten compilation albums, usually recordings of the different productions she was performing in.
Awards And Honors
Jane Krakowski has been nominated for 33 awards, and she has won 10 of them. Her wins include two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Tony Awards, and two Drama Desk Awards.
In 2009, Jane Krakowski became engaged to Robert Godley. The couple had a son, Bennett, but they separated in 2013.